SEEK Project Coordinator

Post Description

The Global Health Institute (GHI) at the American University of Beirut is looking for a Project Coordinator. The project coordinator is responsible for coordinating all research, implementation, and outreach activities related to the Refugee Health Program (RHP), specifically related to the Self-Efficacy and Knowledge (SEEK) project. The coordinator will work closely with the RHP team and GHI Programs Division management to ensure all deliverables under the project are being met. The successful candidate will be responsible for:
  • Planning the research and implementation strategy for relevant project(s).
  • Planning and carrying out field work and data collection.
  • Preparing applications and proposals for ethical review.
  • Ensuring the timely achievement of deliverables and coordinating among co-investigators in the project.
  • Contributing to conception, writing, and publishing of scholarly outputs.
  • Preparing conference and meeting presentations.
  • Leading the development and submission of new grant applications.

Qualifications and Application


Required Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills

  • Holds a MSc (with 3-5 years of experience) or MD/PhD (with 2 years of experience) in global health, public health, or other health-related field.
  • Adequate experience in preparing research tools (questionnaires and surveys), data collection, and field work.
  • Proven excellent analytical, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, manage multiple project deliverables and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Arabic.
  • Relevant experience in academic research environment.
  • Relevant experience in writing multidisciplinary research proposals and grant applications.

Application requirements

Interested applicants should send an email to by September 15, 2023, with a subject line “Application for SEEK Project Coordinator Position”. The email should include the following documents:
  • An updated Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • A document including a list of applicant publications
  • A cover letter that focuses on research/clinical interests
The successful candidate will be based at the Global Health Institute offices at AUB and will be required to start immediately after the time of acceptance. The selected candidate will be reporting directly to the Programs Division Manager.

Additional Comments

All staff are expected to adhere to AUB’s policies and procedures. This job description reflects the core activities of the role.  There will inevitably be changes in the emphasis of duties as the research project progresses from the planning to the implementation phases. It is expected that the hired person recognizes this and adopts a flexible approach to work and be willing to adapt to changes accordingly.

About the Global Health Institute

Established in 2017, the Global Health Institute (GHI) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) is the first global health institute in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and is one of the very few in the Global South. GHI addresses global health challenges with a focus on context and sustainable impact by employing an interdisciplinary approach. The primary focus of GHI are challenges that are affecting the MENA region, but have relevance to and impact on other regions in the global south. The work of GHI is defined by three divisions: (1) GHI Programs, which focus on generating context specific research, policy, and advocacy to address major global health challenges in the region, (2) GHI ASSIST, which provides community-based services and interventions to address the needs of vulnerable and underserved populations, and (3) GHI Academy which delivers contextualized global health education to various populations through smart and innovative learning modalities.

About the Refugee Health Program

The Refugee Health Program (RHP) is a multidisciplinary program targeting refugee health from a global health perspective. The program aims to combine the academic and practical expertise on global health, refugee and community health, and medicine to generate contextualized knowledge, as well as outreach and capacity building activities that serve the needs of the targeted populations.